You will find some of North Europe’s finest and most child-friendly beaches on the East Coast of Northern Jutland, near Hals and Hou. The sand is fine-grained, the water is clean and clear and the waves are small. The water slowly deepens so children can easily and safely play in the water, run in the dunes and build sandcastles.
Thousands of tourists experience this island paradise each year when they visit Hals. Hals is placed where the Limfjord flows into Kattegat on the East Coast. The small islands are located around only 30 meters from the shore, and each year, more and more small islands appear. Contrary to the reoding waves of West Coast, the waves in Kattegat on the East Coast are small and generous; they sweep sand and clay onto the beach causing it to grow, and therefore more and more small islands appear. These small islands vary in size during the day, depending on wind and tide.
The water is so shallow that children can walk to the small islands. The beach doesn't change much during the day, as the difference between high and low tide is only half a meter. So if you are up early, you can conquer your own small island and plant your flag in the middle of it.
The East Coast near Hals and Hou is a coastal landform containing barrier islands, which means that more and more sand will come during the years to come. This also means that lagoons and small islands appear. The beaches hold the “White Flag”, which is a certification that works towards the sustainable development of beaches and marinas, and White Flag beaches are thus kept clean and well-maintained. They must also have lifesaving equipment as well as good toilet and waste facilities, all contributing to a positive experience for visitors and users.
Bisnap beach is located between Hou and Hals. The beach is child-friendly, clean and quiet. There is a large parking lot and great toilet facilities. The path that goes directly down to Bisnap Beach is disabled-friendly.
Møllestenen Beach is a public area in the middle of a huge holiday-house area between Hou and Bisnap. A small overgrown dune line separates this fine beach from the holiday houses. You can access the beach from a gravel road from the parking lot by Strandvejen.
Hou South Beach almost frames the cosy marina. The beach is marked by the overgrown, high dune just beside the white sand beach. The beach is child-friendly and easy to access. You will find good parking opportunities and toilet facilities.
In the summer 2006, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten asked their readers to rate the Danish beaches in terms of child-friendliness, toilet facilities etc.
This study showed that North Jutland is home to Denmark’s best beach, as Bisnap north of Hals was elected the best beach. The readers all agreed: Bisnap Beach won due to its child-friendly, clean and quiet beach. And the beach is not crowded as many other beaches.
Does that mean that Bisnap Beach is better than the other beaches between Hals and Hou? Not necessarily - visit the beaches and find your favourite.